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A Lake in a Mountain Valley

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“A Lake in a Mountain Valley” is typical of Thomas Doughty’s idealized American landscapes. The topography, with rolling mountains and steep banks, corresponds closely to the features seen in Doughty’s paintings of the Palisades on the Hudson River, and may also represent that area. From...

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Inscription

Lower left: T DOUGHTY/1836

Provenance

The artist; probably to Henry Codman, Boston, 1847; to John Amory Codman, Boston, his son; to Martha Codman (Mrs. Maxim Karolik), his daughter, Newport, R.I.; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1948; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

1836

Dimensions

45.4 x 60.96 cm (17 7/8 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

64.600

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Americas

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